Posted 20 февраля 04:53
Published 20 февраля 04:53
Modified 20 февраля 07:00
Updated 20 февраля 07:00
The Financial Monitoring Agency of Kazakhstan, RIA Novosti writes, discovered a scheme of gray grain imports from the Russian Federation for further export using forged documents.
"The scheme of gray import of Russian grain for the purpose of further export to third countries through the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan was revealed by the AFM Department for the Pavlodar region under the coordination of the transport Prosecutor's Office of the region", - the agency said.
One of the companies in 2021-2022 sent grain from Russia in the amount of 8.3 thousand tons worth more than 1 billion tenge ($2.2 million) to Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan.
"In order to obtain a preferential export tariff, the company used fictitious invoices of domestic farms allegedly confirming the Kazakh origin of grain, which allowed it to evade the transit tariff and cause damage to KTZ Cargo Transportation LLP in the amount of almost 150 million tenge ($333 thousand)", - the AFM clarified.
A pre-trial investigation is currently underway.